Joey Klecka

CIA soccer nabs 1st win of 2019

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team picked up its first win of the 2019 season Thursday with a 5-3 score over Nenana at the… Continue reading

Walking the pup down pathway of poetry

Canine-themed writing contest aims to enhance future dog park.

Soldotna quarterback Jersey Truesdell runs the ball against the Lathrop Malamutes Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Week 6 football preview: Conference schedule begins

Week 6 of the prep football season brings the season’s first full slate of conference games, along with relief following the averted teacher’s strike. Tuesday’s… Continue reading

Soldotna quarterback Jersey Truesdell runs the ball against the Lathrop Malamutes Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi volleyball defeats Homer

The Soldotna volleyball team picked up a 3-1 nonconference win Wednesday night over the Homer Mariners at Soldotna High School, winning with game scores of… Continue reading

Theisen, Lindquist finish top-10 in college XC race

Jordan Theisen of Kenai and Ruby Lindquist of Moose Pass both racked up top-10 finishes Friday at the Frontier Preview Meet in Billings, Montana, competing… Continue reading

Brown Bears lose season opener in shootout

Opening night for the 2019 North American Hockey League season didn’t go the Kenai River Brown Bear’s way Wednesday as the peninsula team lost 3-2… Continue reading

Public meeting a positive step for Oilers financial future

The Peninsula Oilers will return to play baseball in 2020, but they are still searching for the money fund the season. The Oilers announced in… Continue reading

Nikiski fends off Kenai for volleyball win

After showing up last weekend to support their friendly peninsula rivals, the Nikiski volleyball team felt the love back Tuesday night in a Southcentral Conference… Continue reading

West Valley football escapes with win over Kenai

The pomp and circumstance that comes with homecoming weekend fell quiet for the Kenai Central football team after a 45-22 loss to West Valley on… Continue reading

SoHi football rolls to W over Lathrop

It took them a month, but the Soldotna Stars finally got to show off their 2019 wares to their home crowd, rolling their way to… Continue reading

2020 Tustumena 200 sled dog race cancelled

The long-running Tustumena 200 sled dog race has been cancelled for 2020, according to the T200 Sled Dog Race Association Board of Directors. In a… Continue reading

Palmer volleyball tops Homer

The Palmer Moose defeated the Homer Mariners in nonconference volleyball action Thursday night 3-1 with game scores of 25-21, 27-25, 14-25 and 25-22. Homer dropped… Continue reading

Seward swimmer makes USA Junior National swim team

Seward sophomore Lydia Jacoby was named to the 2019-20 U.S. Junior National swim team in an announcement this week by USA Swimming. Jacoby was one… Continue reading

The Fermentation Station is pictured at the Harvest Moon Local Food Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. The booth offered patrons lessons on how to preserve their harvest. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Harvest Moon Local Food Festival returns to Soldotna

Festival aims to showcase better methods of eating that also inject a boost to the local economy.

The Fermentation Station is pictured at the Harvest Moon Local Food Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. The booth offered patrons lessons on how to preserve their harvest. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Week 5 prep football brings slate of home games

Heading into last weekend’s Friday night showdown in sunny San Diego, Soldotna Stars football coach Galen Brantley Jr. warned about the tough matchup facing SoHi.… Continue reading

Kenai Chamber of Commerce 
                                Participants in the Silver Salmon Derby flaunt their catch. The derby begins this weekend and will continue to Sept. 22.

Kenai Silver Salmon Derby returns to award more than $1K prize money

The derby raises funds for the nonprofit Kenai Community Foundation.

Kenai Chamber of Commerce 
                                Participants in the Silver Salmon Derby flaunt their catch. The derby begins this weekend and will continue to Sept. 22.

SoHi holds off Kenai for Shayna Pritchard volleyball title

So far, so good for Soldotna head volleyball coach Luke Baumer. Baumer’s SoHi Stars rolled to a championship victory Saturday at the 12th annual Shayna… Continue reading

Barrow defense smothers Nikiski football

In a game defined by a titanic midfield struggle amid a steady autumn rain, it was only appropriate that a high-flying, acrobatic play would decide… Continue reading

Night racing gets wild at Twin City Raceway

When autumn in Alaska gets dark enough for bright lights to come on, race car drivers turn up the intensity. Friday night exuded that wild-card… Continue reading

Corey Wilkinson competes in a jackpot race of the Last Frontier Barrel Racers on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

9/11 Tribute Rodeo returns with added significance

The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, will never be forgotten, thanks to the efforts of the Soldotna Equestrian Association. The organization will be putting… Continue reading

Corey Wilkinson competes in a jackpot race of the Last Frontier Barrel Racers on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)